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Maryland lawmakers to take up anti-spying measures
Maryland lawmakers to take up anti-spying measures

Maryland legislators will consider a package of laws to curb electronic surveillance by police, requiring a search warrant to use drones, email, cellphone towers or license plate readers to track people. Measures sponsored by a bipartisan pair of senators come amid a national debate over government surveillance after revelations about the extent to which the National Security Agency collects information on U.S. citizens. The Maryland legislation would go further than federal privacy laws but apply only to state and local police forces. "We are in a brave new world of technology, and our laws haven't caught up," said state Sen. Jamie Raskin, a Montgomery County Democrat...

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